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Old 02-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #1 
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Possible power outage

We have had a lot of ice in the last day and are supposed to get more ice and snow all night tonight and all day tomorrow. To top that off tomorrow the wind is supposed to kick up to around 40 mph. There is a good possibility that we will loose power, possibly for a couple of days. I already am planning on covering my tanks with blankets in case the power goes out in the middle of the night, is there anything else I can do to keep my tanks warm(er) if the power goes out? The last time we were without power for several days in the winter our house got down to 50 degrees F and I really don't want my tanks to get that cold if possible.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #2 
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You could put water bottles filled with hot water in there. Just keep an eye on the temp. :)
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:09 PM   #3 
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Here is what I'm going to do if my power goes out.
I'm going to put my fish in their cups or gladware containers,then put the containers in a cooler. Then I will put a couple of shipping heat packs in the cooler with them. The heat packs will be wrapped in newspaper. I'll close the lid on the cooler to keep the warmth in and check on them every hour or so to let them get air. I got my heat packs from Marinedepot.com.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:24 PM   #4 
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Im from Ohio where the icestorm was earlier this week. We lost power for the night and I wrapped blankets around my tanks and the water only got down to 72. Luckily we had power in the morning so the tanks could heat back up. Hope everything worked out for you and your fish! :)
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:20 PM   #5 
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We were lucky. We didn't get ice and our power never went out.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:10 PM   #6 
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Appart from freeking out when we get a power outage, I use the blanket option. Thank god I live in a great area and all our power cables are underground so we rarely get power outage's.

But this is a great thread to see all different option's of heating ur tank's when the power goes out.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #7 
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I've always just assumed that I'd put them in little cups and secure them inside my coat against my body. Nobody move, I'm carrying bootleg bettas! XD Probably better to think of an alternative plan, though. Do those human hand warmers get too hot to use if they're wrapped in something?
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #8 
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*lol*
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:55 AM   #9 
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Haha, "bootleg bettas". That cracked me up.
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